It all started in 1941 when in a town in Texas, at the request of his pastor, a young associate pastor named Jim Rayburn began showing young people how much God cares about them by showing up in their world and sharing the message of God's love through Jesus in ways and words they could understand and relate to. Young Life began in 1972 in the Richmond West End and we are excited that "the best Young LIfe is yet to be done."
Today, Young Life is a global organization with local focus. You'll find Young Life leaders from diverse cultures, nationalities and backgrounds in over 100 countries around the world.
Whether it's with students at Glen Allen High School or students from around the globe attending the University of Richmond, Young Life leaders in our area are working with over thirteen thousand young people, right in their own neighborhoods.
Since 1972, Young Life leaders in this community have walked with kids and earned the right to be heard in an exhausting and exciting world. Over the past year, Young Life leaders brought 420 students with them to Fall Weekend or Summer Camp.
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